A chiropractic adjustment, also known as a subluxation, is a treatment that involves the use of force in a certain direction, and on a part of the body that is not aligned correctly. The adjustment, conducted by a chiropractor, adds motion to the joints; thereby, allowing the bones to return to a normal position. A chiropractic adjustment can activate certain nerves that can be found in the spine, as well as other parts of the body. These nerves are essential to your survival and without them, you might struggle to know what was up or down or whether you were moving to something dangerous! The purpose, overall, of an adjustment is to improve the function of the spine, nervous system, and health. 

How an Adjustment is Done

Chiropractic adjustments can be performed in a few different ways. Usually, they include:

  • The doctor’s hands
  • Specially designed instruments
  • A combination of the two

An adjustment is highly accurate and often fast; however, some require a slow, steady force of pressure. 

Is It Safe?

Chiropractic care is very safe and has an impressive safety record. The treatment is conservative, non-invasive, and avoids addictive painkillers. For anyone seeking improved health and wellbeing, a chiropractor may be able to help.